"Light Painting & Drawing at Night"
by Jurgen Lobert, MNEC-MA
Monday, May 1, 7:30 PM

This is an instructional and technical program by night photographer Jurgen Lobert to introduce photographers to light painting and light drawing at night.

Adding artificial light to photos taken at night can be done through a number of techniques. Light painting adds additional light to existing surfaces, but light drawing is one of the few techniques where a photographer can actively create unique and intriguing content, rather than simply photographing existing sceneries. This presentation will cover-Introduction to light painting equipment and settings, Trigonometry for photographers: the exposure triangle, Capturing time so you can spend it on painting, Adding light which covers Exposure considerations and the square root paradigm-Angles, how geometry creates intrigue and Buy or do it yourself- the light painter’s toolbox. Also covered will be-Light Painting- How to convert a flashlight into a paint brush, Light Drawing- Unleash your artistic side, The three secret techniques for mastering light painting and drawing, Post-processing considerations and Resources.

Throughout the presentation, Jurgen will demonstrate a number of light painting tools, show how to use them and how they look like in the many visual examples.

Jurgen Lobert is a Massachusetts-based fine art photographer and educator, born and raised in Germany. He received a Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry from Gutenberg University in Mainz before moving to the US in 1991.

Jurgen is fortunate to have a daytime job, so he was forced to specialize mostly in night photography. However, he also creates daytime long exposure, urban exploration and infrared imagery.

In February 2022, Jurgen had a solo exhibit Infralucent Cloudsat the Griffin Museum of Photography. His work has appeared in numerous group shows and he has organized, curated and exhibited shows in Massachusetts. Among those shows were the Night Becomes Us exhibit at the Art Complex Museum. His artwork is in the permanent collection of the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury MA and in private collections.

Jurgen organizes some 40 photo excursions and workshops each year and he is an international lecturer, instructor and competition judge. He taught photography at the New England School of Photography- NESOP and currently teaching at the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Jurgen has been elected as Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council- MNEC, he is an executive member of the Boston Camera Club and the founder and organizer of the Greater Boston Night Photographers Meetup group.

To see more of is work and get information about his workshops, presentations and meet-ups visit his website at https://linktr.ee/jmlobert/